Macbook Pro- Not Sleeping ( Put it to Sleep at night and No Battery Life in the Morn)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shawnshambo, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. shawnshambo macrumors newbie

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    I Can't figure out what is going on; I've played around in the battery settings; but maybe I'm just too Green to my used 17 Inch Macbook Pro that I bought 3 months ago.

    I used to have a full battery at night, close the lid go to sleep and have hardly any battery loss first thing in the morning.

    Now, I close the lid or even manually put the Macpro to sleep ( from the apple menu ) and wake 8 hours later with " NO" battery.

    Someone help, whats going on? what do I need to check? what do I need to set? this is getting frustrating.

    the battery is still strong get about 3 hours on a full charge; it's a mac battery; so It must just be settings or something I need to do in the software.

    Takes.
     
  2. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have anything plugged into it?
    For example I have a mouse that won't let any of my Macs go to sleep, so I have to unplug the mouse to put the computer to sleep.
     
  3. wopper macrumors newbie

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    Do you see the sleep light breathing? And the apple logo goes off when you close the lid?
     
  4. wopper macrumors newbie

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    Do you see the sleep light breathing? And the apple logo goes off when you close the lid?
     
  5. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    i have the exact same issue with my macbook. the screen is SUPPOSED to dim after a set amount of minutes but sometimes i never see it dimming at all.

    the other night i closed the lid to put it to sleep (saw the blinking light) only to wake up and find it completely drained. this is sad. i thought macs were supposed to just work? i just bought this thing barely 2 months ago and i've had more issues with it than any other pc/laptop i've had.
     
  6. shawnshambo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been testing over the last several nights. This is what is going on:

    The apple light does go off, the breathing light brightens and dims- but, for some reason ( if it is not plugged in) the battery is drained ( usually in full ) after 7 hours or so.

    Last night I had exactly 18 mins left- when I went to bed. I made sure the light was out, breathing light was properly breathing and this morning- totally out of battery.

    Anybody got an idea what is going on- might it be a hardware issue?
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    18 mins of battery capacity isn't enough to let the computer sleep overnight.
     
  8. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Exactly. Do you normally put it to sleep with a remaining charge this low? If so, that's your problem.
     

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